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Professor of Rehabilitation (Professor On Leave), Person Centered Research Centre, Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute. Currently CEO of Health Research Council.

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7785

Email: kathryn.mcpherson@aut.ac.nz

AA263, AUT North Shore Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand

School of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142, New Zealand


1998 PhD
1992 BA(Hons) Psychology    
1987 Diploma in Health Visiting
1983 Registered Midwife
1980 Registered Nurse

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 2013: Member – Major Trauma National Clinical Network
  • 2013: Elected Academic Staff Representative to Council (AUT)
  • 2012: Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence in Research Established Team
  • 2012: Cabinet Appointment as a Member of Work and Income Board (NZ)
  • 2012: Honorary Fellow of the Australasian College of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • 2012: Member of 2012 Performance Based Research Funding Health Panel (PBRF-Health)
  • 2012: Associate Editor of Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ)
  • 2011-2012: Member Ministry of Social Development Health and Disability Expert Advisory Panel
  • 2011: National Advisor to BAIL (Burwood Academy of Independent Living)012
  • 2011: President - NZ New Zealand Rehabilitation Association
  • 2011: Member - Health Workforce New Zealand’s working group on rehabilitation 
  • 2011:  Member - RACP NZ Rehab Medicine Working Party
  • 2011:  Member - Neuromuscular Research Fund Trust
  • 2010: Member of Council for Stroke Foundation (Northern Region)
  • 2010: Cabinet Appointment – the Welfare Working Group
  • 2009: Member - HRC Public Health Committee
  • 2008: Editor, Rehabilitation Research Review
  • 2007-9: Northern Rehabilitation Consortium (Chair)
  • 2008: Committee Member, NZ Rehabilitation Association
  • 2007: STARR (Capacity Building Funding TEC) Steering Group member
  • 2004: Director Person Centred Research Centre, AUT
  • 2004: Honorary Professor, University of Southampton
  • 2004: Honorary Professor, Kings College London
  • 2004: Editorial Board Member – Clinical Rehabilitation, Disability and Rehabilitation, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
  • 2001: Associate Editor, QSHC now BMJ Quality and Safety
  • 2001-4: Member of Council Society for Research in Rehabilitation


Subsequent to training as a nurse in Australia, Kath completed midwifery training and a Diploma in Health Visiting in Edinburgh Scotland. She completed her psychology honours degree with the Open University (UK) before undertaking her PhD at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1998. Kath was Associate Dean Postgraduate Studies at the University of Otago (Wellington) and Reader in Rehabilitation at the University of Southampton (UK) before joining AUT in 2004. Kath has authored/co-authored in excess of 100 peer-reviewed publications.  She also writes many publications for voluntary organisations and disseminates research and scholarship in training for organisations in New Zealand (District Health Boards, the Accident Compensation Corporation, other health and social services) and elsewhere. She is also a Visiting Professor, Kings College, University of London, and University of Southampton. 

Teaching Areas

  • Concepts of Rehabilitation
  • Innovative Strategies: Engaging in Rehabilitation with developments of new postgraduate papers proposed in measurement and case management.

Research Areas

Neurorehabilitation, measuring what matters in rehabilitation, informing rehabilitation by psychological approaches, quality of life, goal setting, promoting engagement in rehabilitation, promoting participation, understanding the experience of disability, theory in rehabilitation, the ICF. Kath uses both qualitative and quantitative approaches as required.

Research Summary

The main focus of Kath’s research is to: a) enhance understanding of what matters most to people with disabling conditions; b) target outcome measurement in accord with that understanding and; c) develop rehabilitation strategies that are both informed by better understanding of disabled peoples’ perspectives and more responsive to their priorities

Current Research Projects

  • McPherson, Theadom, Levack, Fadyl, Kayes et al Health Research Council (HRC)Experiences of recovery and adaptation after disabling traumatic brain injury: $850,000
  • Levack,  Kayes, McPherson, Fadyl, Taylor, Weatherall, Siegert University of Otago Research Grant Development of a measure of self-identity and personhood for people with TBI: $44,000
  • Feigin, McPherson, Barker-Collo et al Health Research Council (HRC) ARCOS IV (Auckland incidence and outcomes study of stroke): $5million
  • McPherson, Gray, Nichols et al Health Research Council (HRC) Portable airway support in stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: $120,000
  • McPherson, Kayes, Mudge et al Health Research Council (HRC) Prevention of obesity and its related disorders for disabled people: $250,000
  • Feigin, Barker-Collo, McPherson et al Health Research Council (HRC) TBI Incidence Study: $2.5 million
  • McPherson, Siegert, Taylor, Kayes et al Goal setting and self regulation skills in brain injury: an RCT $1.6 million
  • McPherson, Fadyl, Turner-Stokes  ACC Testing a new measure of workability: $106,000


Selection of recent publications:

1.    Bright, F., Kayes, N., Worrall, L., & McPherson, K. M. (in press). A conceptual review of engagement in healthcare and rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation.
2.    Fadyl, J. K., McPherson, K. M., Schluter, P. J., & Turner-Stokes, L. (2014). Development of a new tool to evaluate work support needs and guide vocational rehabilitation: the Work-ability Support Scale (WSS). Disability and Rehabilitation, early online. doi:10.3109/09638288.2014.914586
3.    Kersten, P., McCambridge, A., McPherson, K. M., Kayes, N., & Theadom, A. (in press). Bridging the gap between goal intentions and actions: a systematic review in patient populations. Disability and Rehabilitation.
4.    Levack, W., Boland, P., Taylor, W. J., Siegert, R. J., Kayes, N., Fadyl, J. K., & Mcpherson, K. M. (2014). Establishing a person-centred framework of self-identity after traumatic brain injury: a grounded theory study to inform measure development. British Medical Journal Open, BMJ Open 2014;4:e004630. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004630
5.    McNaughton, H., Thompson, P., Stinear, C., Harwood, M., & McPherson, K. M. (2014). Optimizing the content and dose of rehabilitation in the first 12 months following stroke. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 26(1-2), 27-50. doi:10.1615/CritRevPhysRehabilMed.2014010518
6.    Rutherford, S. J., Theadom, A., Jones, A., Hocking, C., Feigin, V.Krishnamurthi, R., . . . McPherson, K. M. (2014). Capturing the stories behind the numbers: The Auckland Regional Community Stroke Study (ARCOS IV), a qualitative study. International Journal of Stroke, 9(1), 64-70.
7.    Theadom, A., Fadyl, J., Hollands, T., Foster, A., & McPherson, K. M. (2014). Exploring participant experiences of research after traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 28(7), 995-1002. doi:10.3109/02699052.2014.888767
8.    Theadom, A., Starkey, N., Dowell, T., Hume, P., Kahan, M., McPherson, K. M., & Feigin, V. I. (2014). Sports-related brain injury in the general population: an epidemiological study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Early online. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2014.02.001


9.    Turner-Stokes L, Fadyl J, Rose H, Williams H, Schlüter P, McPherson K.(2013) The Work-ability Support Scale: Evaluation of Scoring Accuracy and Rater Reliability. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2013 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print], Doi: 10.1007/s10926-013-9486-1
10.    Rutherford, S., Theadom, A., Jones, A., Hocking, C., Feigin, V., Krishnamurthi, R., Kent, B., Barker-Collo, S., McPherson, K.M. (2013). Capturing the stories behind the numbers: The Auckland Regional Community Stroke Study (ARCOS IV), a qualitative study. International Journal of Stroke, 9(1): 64-70, Doi: 10.1111/ijs.12164
11.    Feigin, V., McPherson, K.M., Barker-Collo, S., Krishnamurthi, R. (2013). Measuring and reducing the stroke burden in New Zealand. International Journal of Stroke, 9(1): 5  Doi: 10.1111/ijs.12122
12.    Fadyl, J. K., Nicholls, D. A., & McPherson, K. M. (2013). Interrogating discourse: the application of Foucault's methodological discussion to specific inquiry.   Health, 17(5): 478-494 Doi:  10.1177/1363459312464073
13.    Mudge, S., Kayes, N., Stavric, V., Channon, A., Kersten, P., McPherson, K.M. (2013). Living well with disability: needs, values and competing factors. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10-100, Doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-100
14.    Brown, M., Levack, W., McPherson, K.M., Dean, S.G., Reed, K., Weatherall, M., Taylor, W.J. (2013).  Survival, momentum, and things that make me “me”: patients’ perceptions of goal setting after stroke.  Disability and Rehabilitation, Early online 1-7, Doi: 10.3109/09638288.2013.825653
15.    McPherson, K.M., Kayes, N.M., Molocij, N., Cummins, C. (2014). Improving the interface between informal carers and formal health and social services: A qualitative study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(2014): 418-429, Doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.07.006
16.    Stretton, C., Mudge, S., Kayes, N.M., Taylor, D., McPherson, K.M. (2013). Activity coaching to improve walking is liked by rehabilitation patients but physiotherapists have concerns: a qualitative study. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(3): 199-206. Doi: 10.1016/S1836-9553(13)70184-X
17.    McPherson, K.M., Kayes, N.K. (2013). Response to commentary on: ‘Qualitative research: its practical contribution to physiotherapy’. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18(3): 227-228 Doi: 10.1179/1743288X13Y.0000000076
18.    Theadom, A., Mahon, S., Barker-Collo, S., McPherson, K., Rush, E., Vandal, A., Feigin, V. (2013). Enzogenol for cognitive functioning in traumatic brain injury: a pilot placebo-controlled RCT. European Journal of Neurology, 20 (8),1135–1144. Doi: 10.1111/ene.12099
19.    Theadom, A., Cropley, M., Smith, H.E., Feigin, V.L., McPherson, K. (2013).  Mind and body therapy for fibromyalgia. Cochrane Review Protocol C138-R review in progress
20.    Feigin, V.L., Theadom, A., Barker-Collo, S., Starkey, N.J., McPherson, K., Kahan, M., Dowell, A., Brown, P., Parag, V., Kydd, R. et al. (2013).  Incidence of traumatic brain injury in New Zealand: a population-based study. The Lancet Neurology, 12 (1): 53-64. Doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(12)70262-4
21.    Craddock, D., O'Halloran, C., McPherson, K., Hean, S., Hammick, M. (2013). A top-down approach impedes the use of theory? Interprofessional educational leaders' approaches to curriculum development and the use of learning theory. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27 (1): 65-72. Doi:  10.3109/13561820.2012.736888
22.    Bright, F.A.A., Kayes, N.M., McCann, C.M., McPherson, K.M. ( 2013).
Hope in people with aphasia.  Aphasiology, 27 (1): 41-58. Doi: 10.1080/02687038.2012.718069


23.    Taylor, D., Hale, L., Schluter, P., Waters, D., Binns, E., McCracken, H., McPherson, K., Wolf, S. (2012). Effectiveness of Tai Chi as a community-based falls prevention intervention: a randomized controlled trial. Journal The American Geriatrics Society, 60 (5): 841-848. Doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.03928.x
24.    Armstrong, J., McPherson, K.M., Nayar, S. (2012). External memory aid training after traumatic brain injury: ‘making it real’.  British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(12): 541-548.  Doi: 10.4276/030802212X13548955545459.
25.    Harwood, M., Weatherall, M., Talemaitoga, A., Barber, P.A., Gommans, J., Taylor, W., McPherson, K., McNaughton, H. (2012). An assessment of the Hua Oranga outcome instrument and comparison to other outcome measures in an intervention study with Māori and Pacific people following stroke. Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 125 (1364): 1-11.
26.    McPherson, K.M, Kayes, N.K. (2012)  Qualitative research: its practical contribution to physiotherapy. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(6): 382-389. Doi:10.1179/1743299X12Y.00000000044
27.    Armstrong, J., Nayar,S., McPherson, K.M.  (2012) External memory aid training after traumatic brain injury: ‘making it real’.  British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(12): 541-548. Doi: 10.4276/030802212X13548955545459
28.    Verheyden, G., Ashburn, A., Burnett, M., Lawrence, J., Hyndman, D. on behalf of the Stroke Association Rehabilitation Research Centre. (2012).  Investigating head and trunk rotation in sitting: a pilot study comparing people after stroke and healthy controls. Physiotherapy Research International, 17(2012): 66-73. Doi: 10.1002/pri.514
29.    Levack, W.M.M., Siegert, R.J., Dean, S.G., McPherson, K., Hay-Smith, E.J.C., Weatherall, M.M. (2012). Goal setting and activities to enhance goal pursuit for adults with acquired disabilities participating in rehabilitation (Protocol). The Cochrane Collaboration, The Cochrane Library 2012, Issue 4
30.    Kayes, N., McPherson, K.M. (2012). Human technologies in rehabilitation: ‘Who’ and ‘How’ are we with our clients?  Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(22): 1907-1911, Doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.670044
31.    McPherson, K.M, Kayes, N., Hale, L. (2012). Engaging rehabilitation technologies: making things happen. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(22): 1853-1854, Doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.670023
32.    Foster, A.M., Armstrong, J., Buckley, A., Sherry, J., Young, T., Foliaki, S., James-Hohaia, T., Theadom, A., McPherson, K.M. (2012). Encouraging family engagement in the rehabilitation process: a rehabilitation provider’s development of support strategies for family members of people with traumatic brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(22): 1855-1862. Doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.670028
33.    McPherson, K., Kayes, N., Bishop, M., Kersten, P. (2012). Making rehabilitation engaging. Brain Injury, 26(4-5): 495-495. doi:10.3109/02699052.2012.660091


34.    Besley, J., Kayes, N. M., & McPherson, K. M. (2011). Assessing therapeutic relationships in physiotherapy: Literature review. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 39(2): 81-91                                     
35.    Besley, J., Kayes, N. M., McPherson, K. M. (2011). Assessing the measurement properties of two commonly used measures of therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 39(2): 75-80
36.    Harwood, M., Weatherall, M., Talemaitoga, A., Barber, P.A., Gommans, J., Taylor, W., McPherson, K., McNaughton, H. (2011). Taking charge after stroke: promoting self-directed rehabilitation to improve quality of life – a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26(6):  493-501. Doi: 10.1177/0269215511426017
37.    Bright, F.A.S, Kayes, N.M, McCann, C.M., McPherson, K.M. (2011). Understanding Hope After Stroke: A Systematic Review of the Literature Using Concept Analysis. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 18(5): 490-508.
38.    Taylor, W.J., Brown, M., Levack, W., McPherson, K.M., Reed, K., Dean, S.G., Weatherall, M. (2011). A pilot cluster randomized controlled trial of structured goal-setting following stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26(4): 327-338. Doi: 10.1.1177/0269215511419384
39.    Bright, F.A.S., Boland, P., Rutherford, S.J., Kayes, N.M., McPherson, K.M. (2011). Implementing a client-centred approach in rehabilitation: an autoethnography.  Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(12):  997-1004. Doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.629712
40.    Levack, W.M.M., Dean, S.G., Siegert, R.J., McPherson, K.M. (2011).  Navigating patient-centred goal setting in inpatient stroke rehabilitation: how clinicians control the process to meet perceived professional responsibilities.  Patient Education & Counseling., 85(2011):  206-213. Doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.01.011
41.    Williams, V.,  Bruton, A., Ellis-Hill, C.,  McPherson, K. (2011). The importance of movement for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Qualitative Health Research,  21(9): 1239-1248.  Doi: 10.1177/1049732311405801
42.    Lewis, G.N., Woods, C., Rosie, J.A., McPherson, K.M. (2012). Virtual reality games for rehabilitation of people with stroke: Perspectives from the users. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology,  6(5): 453-463. Doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.574310
43.    Reeve, J.C., Stiller, K., Denehy, L., McPherson, K.M. (2011). Reply to Agostini et al. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surg, 39(4): 612-613. Doi:10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.07.035
44.    Airini., Midson, B., Wilson, C., Conner, L., McPherson, K.M., Collings, S. (2011). Learning to be leaders in higher education: What helps or hinders women’s advancement as leaders in universities. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 39(1):  44-62.
Doi: 10.1177/1741143210383896
45.    Lucas-Carrasco, R., Eser, E., Hao, Y., McPherson, K.M., Green, A., Kullmann, L., WHOQOL-Dis Group. (2011).  The quality of care and support for people with disability scale (QOCS): development and psychometric properties. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32(3):  1212–1225.  Doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.12.030
46.    Fadyl, J., McPherson, K.M., Kayes, N. (2011). Perspectives on quality of care for people who experience disability.  BMJ Quality & Safety, 2011(20):  87-95. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs.2010.042812
47.    Kayes, N.M., McPherson, K.M., Schluter, P., Taylor, D., Leete, M., Kolt, G.S. (2011). Exploring the Facilitators and Barriers to Engagement in Physical Activity for People with Multiple Sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation,  33(12): 1043-1053. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2010.520801.
48.    Kayes, N.M., McPherson, K.M., Taylor, D., Schlüter, P.J., Kolt, G.S. (2011). Facilitators and barriers to engagement in physical activity for people with multiple sclerosis: a qualitative investigation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(8): 625-642. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2010.505992
49.    Reeve, J., Stiller, K., Nicol, K., McPherson, K.M., Birch, P., Gordon, I., Denehy, L. (2011).  A postoperative shoulder exercise program improves function and decreases pain following open thoracotomy: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(4 ):  245-252. Doi: 10.1016/S1836-9553(10)70007-2


50.    Collier, L., Bucks, R., Ellis-Hill, C., Staal, J., McPherson, K.M. (2010). Multi-sensory stimulation to improve functional performance in moderate to severe dementia. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Other Dementias, 25(8):  698-703. Doi: 10.1177/1533317510387582
51.    Power, J., Green, A.M., WHOQOL-Dis Group. (2010).   Development of the WHOQOL disabilities module.  Qual Life Res, 19(4): 571-84. Doi: 10.1007/s11136-010-9616-6
52.    Power, J., Green, A.M., WHOQOL-Dis Group. (2010).  The Attitudes to Disability Scale (ADS): development and psychometric properties. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 54(9): 860–874. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2010.01317.x
53.    Lewis, J.S., Kersten, P., McPherson, K.M., Taylor, G.J., Harris, N., McCabe, C.S., Blake, D.R. (2010). Wherever is my arm? Impaired upper limb position accuracy in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Pain, 149(3): 463-9. Doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.02.007
54.    Kayes, N.M., McPherson, K.M. (2010).  Measuring what matters: does 'objectivity' mean good science? Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(12): 1011-1019. Doi:  10.3109/09638281003775501
55.    Kersten, P., Ellis-Hill, C., McPherson, K.M., Harrington, R. (2010). Beyond the RCT - understanding the relationship between interventions, individuals and outcome - the example of neurological rehabilitation.  Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(12): 1028-34. Doi: 10.3109/09638281003775568
56.    McPherson, K.M., Taylor, W.J., Leplege, A. (2010). Rehabilitation outcomes: values, methodologies and applications. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(12): 961-4. DOI: 10.3109/09638281003672393
57.    Payne, D., McPherson, K.M. (2010). Becoming mothers. Multiple sclerosis and motherhood: a qualitative study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(8): 629-638. Doi: 10.3109/09638280903204708
58.    Fadyl, J.K., McPherson, K.M., Schluter, P.J., Turner-Stokes, L. (2010). Factors contributing to work-ability for injured workers: literature review and comparison with available measures. Disability and Rehabilitation. 32 (14): 1173-1184. Doi: 10.3109/09638281003653302   
59.    Reeve, J.C., Nicol, K., Stiller, K., McPherson, K.M., Birch, P., Gordon, .IR., Denehy, L. (2010). Does physiotherapy reduce the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications following pulmonary resection via open thoracotomy? A preliminary randomized single-blind clinical trial.  European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 37(5): 1158-1167.  Doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2009.12.01
60.    Reeve, J.C., Stiller ,K., Denehy, L., McPherson, K.M. (2010). Reply to Cusumanao et al. European Journal of Cardiothorac Surgery, 38(2010): 817-818. Doi:10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.03.034
61.    Demain, S., Wiles, R., McPherson, K., Ellis-Hill, C., Kileff, J., Robison, J. 2010. Qualitative research highlights the challenges of developing new roles for physiotherapy in the optimisation of activity following stroke. Physiotherapy, 96(1): 75. Doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2009.09.005. Epub 2009 Dec 23
62.    Fadyl, J.K., McPherson, K.M. (2010). Understanding decisions about work after spinal cord injury. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 20(1): 69-80. Doi: 10.1007/s10926-009-9204-1
63.    Williams, V., Bruton, A., Ellis-Hill, C., McPherson, K. (2010). The effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on perceptions of breathlessness and activity in COPD patients: a qualitative study. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 19(1): 45-51. Doi: 10.4104/pcrj.2009.00044
64.    Pickering, R., Hyndman, D., Jenkinson, D., Fitton, C., Ashburn, A. on behalf of the Stroke Association Rehabilitation Research Centre. (2010) In-hospital recruitment to observational studies of stroke. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 33(1):
56-63. Doi: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e32832fea23


65.    Robison, J., Wiles, R., Ellis-Hill, C., McPherson, K., Hyndman, D., Ashburn, A. on behalf of the Stroke Association Rehabilitation Research Centre. (2009).  Resuming previously valued activities post-stroke: who or what helps? Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(19): 1555-66. Doi: 10.1080/09638280802639327
66.    McPherson, K.M., Kayes, N., Weatherall, M. on behalf of the Goals-SR group. (2009). A pilot study of self-regulation informed goal setting in people with traumatic brain injury. Clinical rehabilitation, 23(4): 296-309. Doi: 10.1177/0269215509102980
67.    Levack, W.M., Siegert, R.J., Dean, S.G., McPherson, K.M. (2009). Goal planning for adults with acquired brain injury: how clinicians talk about involving family. Brain Injury, 23(3): 192-202. Doi: 10.1080/02699050802695582
68.    Kayes, N.M., Schluter, P.J., McPherson, K.M., Leete, M., Mawston, G., Taylor, D. (2009). Exploring actical accelerometers as an objective measure of physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical  Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(4): 594-601. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2008.10.012
69.    Jackson, D., Turner-Stokes, L., Murray, J., Leese, M., McPherson, K.M. (2009). Acquired brain injury and dementia: A comparison of carer experiences. Brain Injury, 23(5):433-444. Doi: 10.1080/02699050902788451
70.    Ellis-Hill, C., Robison, J., Wiles, R., McPherson, K., Hyndman, D., Ashburn, A. (2009).  Going home to get on with life: patients and carers experiences of being discharged from hospital following a stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(2): 61-72. Doi: 10.1080/09638280701775289
71.    Ackerley, S.J., Gordon, H.J., Elston, A.F., Crawford, L.M., McPherson, K.M. (2009). Assessment of quality of life and participation within an outpatient rehabilitation setting. Disability and Rehabilitation,  31(11): 906-913. Doi: 10.1080/09638280802356419
72.    Fadyl, J.K., McPherson, K.M. (2009). Approaches to vocational rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: a review of the evidence. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 24(3): 195-212. Doi: 10.1097/HTR.0b013e3181a0d458


  1. 2012 Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence in Research (Established Team) (AUT)
  2. 2012 Faculty Award for Research Team Excellence (AUT)
  3. 2010 Mitchell Rosenthall Memorial Award (American Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine)
  4. 2010 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence  (AUT)
  5. 2009 Invited scholar (1st in competitive award) - Universite Paris Diderot 7